kick to the curb

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kick to the curb

  1. (idiomatic, informal) to dismiss or reject in a humiliating manner.
    • 2009, Kesha, Tik Tok
      And now the boys are lining up 'cause they hear we got swagger
      But we kick 'em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger.
    • 2014 October 20, “Tim Cook Can't Succeed Running Steve Jobs's Company”, in Newsweek:
      If Cook is to take Apple to crazy new heights, history says he needs to kick Jobs to the curb.